Libya: Tripoli forces clash with Islamic State (IS) militants in Sirte
Fierce clashes erupted again on Monday in the central Libyan city of Sirte between Islamic State (IS) militants and forces loyal to the Tripoli-based government.
Mohamed Zadma, who is leading the security operation in Sirte, told Anadolu Agency that his forces had been “hunting down” IS militants near a number of government buildings in the city.
Zadma said his forces had killed an as-yet-unspecified number of IS militants during the confrontations.
A local resident said IS militants were using artillery in the fighting, damaging residential buildings near IS-controlled areas.